Easy home improvement to freshen up your property
When some people hear the words ‘home improvement’ they think of thousands of pounds and many months spent on extensive remodelling – but it doesn’t need to be that way. There are a range of different things that you can do easily, quickly and cheaply to bring new life to your home.
It’s surprising how fast you can change lots of details in your home and give it a very fresh feel as you take on projects that only last a weekend or so.
With limited time on your hands it’s important to make the most of your home improvements but a new paint job and moving things around can do a lot of good. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to improve your home.
You don’t need to go to the expensive route of having your kitchen completely refitted to improve the way it looks. A simple repaint of your cabinets is enough to give it a new look. Choose a lighter colour to brighten up the room and make it feel more spacious; you can do it easily in an afternoon. Unscrew the cabinet doors, sand them down and paint them in the colour of your choice. It really is as simple as that.
Rearrange a room
Sometimes you don’t even need to decorate a room to give it a fantastic fresh look. A lounge or dining room can really benefit from being rearranged. You can make better use of space and declutter – rearranging a room can help you really think about what really gets used in the room and what would be better served elsewhere. This can be a completely free way to make a room feel new again.
So many beautiful homes have their aesthetic completely ruined by bad garage doors. But with so many fantastic options available it is easier than ever to update your garage to blend in with the way the rest of your home looks. New garage doors really freshen up the exterior of your property and lend a prestige feel to your home. You will find that new doors can be bought and installed for fairly reasonable prices too – it’s definitely worth the investment.
Change the entrance
Your entrance and front door is the first thing that anyone sees of your home and it’s important to make a great first impression. You have two main options – paint your current door or buy a new one. If your door is in good condition and could just do with freshening up then a new coat of paint will probably do the job. Alternatively if it has seen better days, now could be the perfect time to buy a brand new door. There are plenty of options available ranging from solid wood to fibreglass – choose something that blends with the current décor of your property.
There are some parts of the house that often go unnoticed because they are simply fulfilling a function. Lighting definitely falls under this category. You would be surprised how modern lighting can completely lift a room and make it feel larger. Changing the actual lighting fixtures can be as cheap or as expensive as you like – just go hunting for something that will make your home look impressive. You can also use this opportunity to upgrade the light switches too.
Update the colours
Whether you are simply repainting in the same colours or jazzing up the house with a fresh look, a brand new coat of paint really modernises a home. It’s easy to ignore an old coat of paint as you don’t see the chips and knocks that start to make it look shabby. Repainting the whole of the property won’t cost much and it won’t take very long but the result will be fantastic.
Article provided by Mike James, an independent content writer in the property industry – working together with South East based garage door specialsts Wessex Garage Doors, who were consulted over this post.